Using Comics to Promote Green and Inclusive Architecture

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Outside of comics available to the general public, a small number of architects are using the medium to explain designs to clients and stakeholders. These include proposals concerned with recycling, proposals for green spaces, and to encourage community involvement in architects’ design work. This chapter considers this recent phenomenon, via an examination of projects by three architects / architecture practices.

These include: Erect Architects’ BINtoGATHER project, proposed for a university campus in east London; C.J. Lim and Ed Liu’s book smartcities, resilient landscapes + eco-warriors; and Sabba Khan’s involvement with the “Shape Newham” project, which brings her parallel careers as an architect and graphic novelist into the revitalisation of public space, in part of a deprived London Borough.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlace-Based Sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationResearch and Design Extending Pathways for Ecological Stewardship
EditorsJason Montgomery
PublisherCambridge Scholars
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)152759081X, 9781527590816
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2022

Bibliographical note

Originally presented as a paper at AMPS (Architecture Media Politics Society) Conference 2021


  • Comics
  • sustainability
  • Communities
  • Graphic Novels
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and the Arts


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